Yes. They are needed for patients on ventilators... you are knocked out.
Being on a vent non-sedated is traumatic to say the least.
I thought that ended up being a non factor as early as May because the number of ventilators didn’t even come close to what they thought they would need and the drug shortage never came? This was news in early April or did something else happen? I’m not saying you are wrong but once again here we are with conflicting stories. I was almost certain this was all a speculation thing and then it got quiet because it never came to fruition. I’ll have to read up on it of course but where the hell does somebody go for good information anymore?